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Rest and physiotherapy to treat back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hi
User :   good afternoon
Doctor :   Please go ahead
Doctor :   with the query
User :   After consulting with one orthopedic for back pain i came to know i have bilateral sacralization in L5
User :   he has given me some medicines for reducing pain and for vitamin
Doctor :   ok
User :   he has told me that may be i have to undergo through a operation
User :   he has given me some medicines for reducing pain and for vitamin
User :   can u plz tell me some bypass remedy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Lemme explain you on it
Doctor :   The lower part of the vertebral column is made up of five separate bones called the lumbar vertebrae. They are numbered from above down.
Doctor :   Below the 5th lumbar vertebra is a block of bone called the sacrum
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   due anomalous development, there are 4 lumbar vertebrae, the 5th being part of the sacrum. This is termed sacralisation of the 5th lumbar vertebra.
Doctor :   It causes no symptom or abnormality in the patient. It should be ignored as an anomaly.
Doctor :   It needs no treatment.
Doctor :   As regards the cause of your pain, it could be something the ortho should be thinking of
Doctor :   so as such the sacralisation should not be the cause for operation
User :   But doctor, it is paining often
Doctor :   or you might have misunderstood
Doctor :   WHere is it paining
User :   he told me that it may cure by time,otherwise it requires operation
User :   it is paining in lower back
User :   he told me that it may cure by time,otherwise it requires operation
User :   it is paining in lower back
Doctor :   then it should be impinging on the nerves and causing the pain
User :   it is paining in lower back
User :   so what should I do
Doctor :   THe treatment now should be rest
Doctor :   for some time
Doctor :   and gradual mobility
Doctor :   most of the time it suppresses the pain attacks
User :   he has given me a belt also which i need to use always
Doctor :   then the orthopedician should be right person
User :   he has given me a belt also which i need to use always
Doctor :   to decide whether to operate or not
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You have to wear the belt
User :   for how long
User :   for how long
Doctor :   The definite duration is not clear cut defined
Doctor :   It surely varies depending on the response
Doctor :   However the rest is important
Doctor :   Please confirm the details
User :   will it affect any other thing in future
Doctor :   If it is correctly managed with the rest and correct physiotherapy it has very rare chances of recurrence
User :   yes the above details are correct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What are the medicines that you are using now
User :   I cannot remember them currently as the precription is in home.
Doctor :   ok
User :   But he didn't suggested me for physiotherapy
Doctor :   It is not necessary now
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   first let the swelling decrease
Doctor :   then only the physio is required
Doctor :   Pl fill this form and say done when done
User :   Can it affect my sex life
User :   done
Doctor :   It wont
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok , can u tell me the maximum duration for cure
Doctor :   anything else
Doctor :   3 to 6 months
User :   ok , can u tell me the maximum duration for cure
Doctor :   or even less if proper rest
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
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